mrsmel is actually kind of reasonable.
When people get hung up on thinking they have to “prove” their faith either to others or themselves, they are forgetting this important thing. It wouldn’t be called “faith” if it was supposed to be proveable on a scientific standard at all times.dragonblustar is somewhat less reasonable. More dickish, really:
Thinking Can Undermine Religious Faith, Study Finds
Only if you're muslim, mormon or a tree hugging liberal.onedoug knows the true science!
Thinking only increases my faith. The more one knows of true science, and the monumental struggle with microbes and their collective intelect, the more one realizes that biology, and existence is so much deeper than the self.P-Marlowe appeals to some sample-biased authority:
To God the Glory....
Thinking will clearly undermine the faith of a Muslim.AndyTheBear, in attacking Materialism, accidentally makes all faiths collateral damage:
Anyone who has read Issac Newton, Tomas Aquinas, Augustine or John Calvin will have to admit that these guys were probably among the deepest thinkers in world history. Their faith was bolstered by thinking.
Christianity is a thinking man’s religion.
Materialism is true because it is true. Evidence that seems to contradict it, is either misreported, misunderstood, or somehow does not contradict it. Philosophical proofs that it is not true, are not to be thought about too much, and the great thinkers on such subjects are not to be read or listened too. We must continue to assume, assume, assume, and assume that materialism is true...because this shows how smart we are.GeronL just re-defines religion down:
Everyone has a religion, even if it doesn’t LOOK like what we would normally call a religion. Whether its global warming, worship of big government or vain worship of their own bodies, there is always a ‘religion’ of some kind.Salamander knows the counter to science is smugness:
Imagine how many brilliant geniuses will eventually “think” themselves right into eternal damnation.